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Cash: Ultimate Gospel

Release date: 03/06/2007

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Track Listings

1. Listen Here Was a Man
2. Listen Preacher Said 'Jesus Said'
3. Listen I Was There When It Happened
4. Listen Belshazzar
5. Listen That's Enough
6. Listen It Was Jesus
7. Listen Old Account
8. Listen Swing Low Sweet Chariot
9. Listen Great Speckled Bird
10. Listen He'll Understand and Say Well Done
11. Listen How Great Thou Art
12. Listen It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
13. Listen He Turned the Water into Wine
14. Listen Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)
15. Listen Troublesome Waters
16. Listen (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)
17. Listen When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder
18. Listen In the Sweet By and By
19. Listen My Ship Will Sail
20. Listen Far Side Banks of Jordan
21. Listen Oh Come Angel Band
22. Listen Amazing Grace
23. Listen Daddy Sang Bass
24. Listen Children Go Where I Send Thee

About the Album

Johnny Cash released more than half a dozen gospel albums during his career, beginning with 1959's Hymns by Johnny Cash, and he scattered gospel tunes throughout his other works as well. A deeply religious man, he sang his songs of praise with as much, or perhaps more, conviction as he did his secular material -- even the most skeptical non-believer would have to appreciate the honesty and soul of Cash's gospel recordings. Cash: Ultimate Gospel collects 24 of his best, most drawn from his Columbia catalog with a pair ("I Was There When It Happened" and "Belshazzar") emanating from Cash's early Sun Records period, and two ("Oh Come, Angel Band" and "Children Go Where I Send Thee") originally on the Cachet label. Three tracks on the set are previously unreleased: a moving reading of "How Great Thou Art," that rivals Elvis Presley's, "It Is No Secret What God Can Do," and "My Ship Will Sail." As with all of Cash's music, there is a realism and warmth to his delivery; Cash's spiritual music is saccharine-free and naked in its emotions, non-preachy and devoid of hellfire in its words -- he's out to tell a story, not to convert. Cash: Ultimate Gospel is sequenced in a non-chronological manner, which works to its benefit -- the songs flow together beautifully, so that the transition from a polished '70s track such as "The Preacher Said 'Jesus Said'" to the more minimalist "I Was There When It Happened" (from 1957) isn't jarring in the least. Some of the songs here are traditional and well-known to all ("Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Amazing Grace"), while others have a distinctive Cash stamp on them ("Daddy Sang Bass," the Cash-June Carter Cash duet on the Carter Family's "Far Side Banks of Jordan"). All told, it's as rich and rewarding a collection of Johnny Cash music as any other. ~ Jeff Tamarkin, All Music Guide
Artist: Johnny Cash
Studio Label: CD
Edited: No
Format: CD
Enhanced: No
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date:
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.23
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.4 x 4.25 x 5.25
UPC: 0088697007392

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5★ by 4reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by unbelievable there has never been, nor ever will be, another Johnny Cash. He is the ultimate country singer. His voice was unforgettable. Even the guitar licks stood out, that you were about to listen to a johnny cash song. He left a legacy behind when he left us to be with the Lord. This abum is a must have. If you like Johnny Cash, you'll love the cd,You will never be forgotton Johnny, Rest in Peace. 05/05/2008
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